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William Culp, VMD, DACVS, Chief of Service

Dr. William Culp graduated from the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. After graduation from veterinary school, he remained at the University of Pennsylvania to complete a rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery followed by a surgical residency.

Dr. Culp is board-certified as a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons, and he has pursued additional training in cancer surgery at the Colorado State University Animal Cancer Center, during which he completed a Surgical Oncology Fellowship. Additionally, he has participated in an Interventional Radiology Fellowship at the Animal Medical Center in New York City. 

He is currently a chief of the soft tissue surgery service at the University of California - Davis. He is interested in many areas of soft tissue surgery, but his major focuses are surgical oncology and interventional radiology.

Diseases of particular interest to Dr. Culp include malignant obstructions, non-resectable tumors, tumors that can be treated with direct delivery of chemotherapy to their blood vessels, vascular abnormalities (portosystemic shunts, arteriovenous malformations) and tumors causing blockage of the ureter.


Philipp Mayhew, BVMS, DACVS, Associate Professor

Dr. Philipp Mayhew is a 1996 graduate of the University of Edinburgh. After three years in general practice he completed his small animal surgery residency at the University of Pennsylvania, School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, where he also completed an orthopedic research fellowship. He became a boarded member of the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2005. Before joining the UC Davis faculty in 2010, Dr. Mayhew served as assistant professor of small animal surgery at Penn, and worked in private practice in Washington state. He is currently an Associate Professor in Small Animal Surgery at the University of California-Davis.

Dr Mayhew performs all types of surgery while offering particular expertise in minimally-invasive techniques such as laparoscopy and thoracoscopy. Dr. Mayhew has published more than two dozen research papers to assess new techniques for disease treatment and advanced surgical procedures.

His research interests include all aspects of minimally invasive surgery techniques to reduce complication rates and post-operative pain in small animal surgery. He has won many awards, including American Association of Veterinary Clinicians Residency Award (2005), Veterinary Medical Student Government Teaching Award (2004), The Mark Bloomberg Resident Research Award (2004).